FILMED BEHAVIORS AS A CRITERION FOR SAFE DRIVING. FINAL REPORT

THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DEVELOP A CRITERION MEASURE OF SAFE DRIVING BASED UPON OBSERVATIONS OF ACTUAL DRIVING BEHAVIOR. SCORES WERE DERIVED FROM MOTION PICTURES TAKEN FROM A FOLLOWING VEHICLE WITHOUT THE FILMED DRIVERS' KNOWLEDGE AND COMPARED WITH THEIR OFFICIAL DRIVING RECORDS OVER AN 8-YEAR PERIOD. RESULTS FROM PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WERE ALSO COMPARED WITH THE OFFICIAL RECORD. SCORES WERE USED TO PREDICT ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE. IN GENERAL, RESULTS WERE INSUFFICIENTLY DEFINITIVE TO WARRANT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN LICENSING OR LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES OR FOR USE OF THE FILM TECHNIQUE AS A DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE. THEY DID APPEAR USEFUL TOR TRAINING DRIVERS TO ANTICIPATE THE BEHAVIOR OF OTHER DRIVERS. /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No Air C80 - 2/70 - FR, 59 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institutes for Research

    1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20007-3835
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, D S
    • Hahn, C P
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 1971 12:00AM